Three of Verizon's high-end smartphones will get simultaneous upgrades to the latest version of Google's Android OS, if an unconfirmed report is correct. These will supposedly all be released on the same day early next month.
New in Android OS 2.2
The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
Android OS 2.2 is the first to include tethering and portable hotspot software, allowing it to share its 3G Internet connection with other devices over a Wi-Fi connection. The Droid X already has the feature, for which Verizon charges $20 a month.
This new version also contains a number of other small enhancements, but none of the improvements significantly change the platform.
About the Droid Series
The members of Verizon's Droid series of smartphones very quite a bit in their specifications, but they are all high-end devices running the Android OS.
The first Droid, made by Motorola, was released late last year. This was followed a few months later by the HTC Droid Incredible, while the Motorola Droid X was introduced a few weeks ago.
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